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2020-07-31T22:14:28Z

A sudden collapse of the Butt Dam on the Blue Nile in Sudan and the destruction of more than 800 houses

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

Arab Weather - Nusseiba Farouq Kloul, the Executive Director-in-charge of Al-Tadamun locality, Sudan, announced the destruction of 800 houses in Buth City due to the sudden collapse of the Butt Dam on the Blue Nile.

And confirmed that the dam, which is used to store 5 million cubic meters of water coming from the valleys of the mountains of Inksina, suddenly collapsed.

Klul said in press statements, that the water surrounded another 800 families in a neighborhood, with no access to it, and explained that the waters flooded the area from 3 directions, and warned of a large wave of displacement in the area where the "Butt Dam" is the lifeblood for them and includes A large market and 9 schools for basic education.

According to the official Sudan News Agency, severe floods invaded the city of Abu Hamad, in the state of the Nile River (538 km north of the capital, Khartoum), "which caused great losses to homes and property."

The Blue Nile State is one of the southern states according to the division of Sudan after the secession of the south in 2011. It is bordered by the north by Sennar state, to the east by Ethiopia and from the west and south by the state of South Sudan, its capital is Damazin, and the state was demarcated in February 1994

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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